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Nishani Mabotuwana

Postdoctoral fellow

Louch group


  • PhD in Medicine from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and the Medical University of Graz, Austria.
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours Class I) from the University of Newcastle, Australia.


Academic interests

My work at IEMR will be focused on a project funded by Helse Sør-Øst, and conducted in collaboration with Astra-Zeneca. The project will investigate a novel therapy to improve calcium homeostasis in HFpEF, by reducing expression of the protein phospholamban.

Research area

  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Excitation contraction coupling
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging